Rhythmic contrast between Swedish and Albanian as an explanation for L2-speech?
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015 / [ed] Elena Babatsouli, David Ingram, Chania, Greece: Institute of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech , 2015, 396-402 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Based on observations of the rhythmic structure of L2-speech produced by L1-speakers of Albanian – which suggest the occurrence of transfer – a study is presented here that compares durational aspects between the two languages. In order to do this, speech read by Swedish and Albanian L1-speakers was recorded and investigated, and normalized durational factors were analysed. The results, however, do not support the assumption that there is variation in the rhythmic structure between the two languages. According to the results, transfer cannot explain previous observations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chania, Greece: Institute of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech , 2015. 396-402 p.
language rhythm, prominence, transfer, Albanian, Swedish
Languages and Literature Didactics
Research subject Bilingualism
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124373ISBN: 978-618-82351-0-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-124373DiVA: diva2:885597
International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech, 7-10 September 2015, Chania, Greece